Hulk and Heenan


I always wondered what the relationship was backstage between Hulk and Heenan over the years. Heenan followed Hulk from AWA to WWF to WCW and never stopped hating him in kayfabe, even borderline spoiling the “3rd man” when Hulk came out because he didn’t trust him.

But they drew so much money against each other from Bockwinkel to Bundy to Andre and the Family to Flair so I always wondered if they were friends. We know Bobby hated Warrior, but what about Hulk?

Nope, they were close friends in real life and in fact Hulk got Bobby a job with the AWA and then I believe Bobby actually recommended Hulk to Vince.  Bobby would never have destroyed his body putting over someone he hated like Warrior.